Secure Your Computer
If your computer is insecure, you are putting not only your own work at risk but also that of others on the IU network.
Following the steps outlined in this section will greatly improve the overall security of your computer.
If you are in an IU department with IT support staff, always consult them about the preferred practices in your area. Also, don’t forget to secure all operating systems on your computer – if you have a Mac that runs Windows, make sure you secure both.
In this section
- Enable Your Firewall
- Laptop Security
- Avoid Fake Antivirus
- Beware Your Desktop Search application
- Disable Autorun
- Keep Software Updated
- Lock screen and logout
- Learn more about scareware
- Use a Less Privileged Account
Additionally, if you store any type of sensitive data on your computer, see the section: Protecting Data. There, you'll find information such as how to identify it, protect it, and securely dispose of it.